Wheat Gluten Market in the EU Reached $925M - Global Trade Magazine
  January 31st, 2020 | Written by

Wheat Gluten Market in the EU Reached $925M

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  • In 2018, the highest levels of wheat gluten per capita consumption was registered in the Netherlands.
  • The wheat gluten import price in the European Union stood at $1,608 per tonne in 2018, growing by 8.2%.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Wheat Gluten – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the wheat gluten market in the European Union amounted to $925M in 2018, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, wheat gluten consumption continues to indicate a moderate contraction.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of wheat gluten consumption in 2018 were France (114K tonnes), Germany (108K tonnes) and the Netherlands (77K tonnes), with a combined 47% share of total consumption.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of wheat gluten consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while wheat gluten consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, France ($171M), the Netherlands ($127M) and the UK ($95M) were the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, with a combined 43% share of the total market.

In 2018, the highest levels of wheat gluten per capita consumption was registered in the Netherlands (4,532 kg per 1000 persons), followed by France (1,752 kg per 1000 persons), Belgium (1,376 kg per 1000 persons) and Austria (1,339 kg per 1000 persons), while the world average per capita consumption of wheat gluten was estimated at 1,256 kg per 1000 persons.

Production in the EU

In 2018, the amount of wheat gluten produced in the European Union stood at 934K tonnes, going down by -2.4% against the previous year. Overall, wheat gluten production continues to indicate a mild contraction.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of wheat gluten production in 2018 were France (249K tonnes), Germany (220K tonnes) and Belgium (109K tonnes), together accounting for 62% of total production. The UK, Poland, Lithuania and Italy lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 24%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of wheat gluten production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Lithuania, while wheat gluten production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

The volume of exports amounted to 703K tonnes in 2018, rising by 5% against the previous year. The total exports indicated a prominent increase from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.0% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, wheat gluten exports increased by +45.3% against 2015 indices. The volume of exports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the near future. In value terms, wheat gluten exports amounted to $1.2B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of wheat gluten exports in 2018 were Belgium (221K tonnes), France (176K tonnes) and Germany (134K tonnes), together accounting for 76% of total export. It was distantly followed by Poland (44K tonnes), Lithuania (41K tonnes) and the UK (37K tonnes), together committing a 17% share of total exports. Italy (20K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Lithuania, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest wheat gluten supplying countries in the European Union were Belgium ($363M), France ($296M) and Germany ($234M), with a combined 76% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Poland, Lithuania, the UK and Italy, which together accounted for a further 20%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the wheat gluten export price in the European Union amounted to $1,676 per tonne, surging by 7.4% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +3.9%.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in Italy ($1,890 per tonne) and Germany ($1,745 per tonne), while the UK ($1,521 per tonne) and Poland ($1,642 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of wheat gluten imported in the European Union stood at 410K tonnesThe total imports indicated pronounced growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.2% over the last eleven-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, wheat gluten imports totaled $659M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Belgium (128K tonnes), distantly followed by the Netherlands (80K tonnes), France (42K tonnes), the UK (37K tonnes) and Germany (22K tonnes) represented the key importers of wheat gluten, together making up 75% of total imports. The following importers – Spain (17K tonnes), Italy (17K tonnes), Poland (12K tonnes), Greece (11K tonnes), Denmark (9.8K tonnes) and Hungary (7K tonnes) – together made up 18% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Poland, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest wheat gluten importing markets in the European Union were Belgium ($209M), the Netherlands ($138M) and France ($72M), with a combined 64% share of total imports. These countries were followed by the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Greece, Denmark and Hungary, which together accounted for a further 30%.

Import Prices by Country

The wheat gluten import price in the European Union stood at $1,608 per tonne in 2018, growing by 8.2% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +3.4%.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Denmark ($1,741 per tonne) and France ($1,741 per tonne), while Spain ($1,193 per tonne) and the UK ($1,244 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform